C Wiesenthal, PhD (Alberta), MA, BA (Hons) (Manitoba)

Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept


Professor, Faculty of Arts - English & Film Studies Dept
4-09 Humanities Centre
11121 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



My current research focuses on contemporary poetry, especially Canadian poetry and women's writing. I continue also to work in fields of life writing (with particular interests in biography, biographical form, cultural histories of life writing, and experimental auto/biographies) and creative writing pedagogy.


I regularly teach courses in nonfiction writing, from introductory to advanced and graduate levels. I also teach courses in contemporary Canadian literature and culture, women's writing, theory, and (sometimes) Victorian literature and culture.

Scholarly Activities

Research - Professional Associations and Activities

I serve as a board member on the University of Alberta's Canadian Literature Centre, and a past board member of the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs (CCWWP). I am also a member of the Associated Writing Programs (AWP).


"Ad Verbum: Translation as Transportation and the (Running) Catullan Glossary in Anne Carson's Nox."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: Axon: A Journal of Creative Explorations
Volume: 7
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: n.p
External Link: http://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-13/ad-verbum

"The 'Impossible Truth' of Writing Off the Subject: Anne Carson's Decreation Poetics and "The Glass Essay'."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: TEXT
Volume: 50
Issue: (Special Issue: Life Writing in Troubled Times)
Page Numbers: 1-10

"Nox, Unboxed: Anne Carson's Uncommon Long Verse 'Epitaph' (Or Economies of the Unlost)."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: University of Toronto Quarterly
Volume: Forthcoming fall/winter 2019-20

"'History's Absent Hand': Lessons in Modes of (Textual) Production from Gaetan Soucy's The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: Studies in Canadian Literature
Volume: 39
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 80-105

"Horses of the Ghost."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: LAKE: A Journal of Art and the Enivronment
Volume: 4
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 53-69

"'The Marvellous Unknown of Another's Making': Aislinn Hunter's A Peepshow with Views of the Interior: Paratexts."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry
Volume: Forthcoming fall/winter 2019-20

"Material Culture and Creative Writing Pedagogy: A Case for 'Garbage Land' (in Real Time and Space)."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing
Volume: 13
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 1-14

"Salmonella" and "Staphylococcus"

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: The Malahat Review
Volume: 190
Issue: Spring 2015
Page Numbers: 26-28

"Teaching Creative Writing Through Material Culture; Or, Zooming in on the Elephant in the Room."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: The Writer's Chronicle
External Link: http://www.awpwriter.org/magazine_media/writers_chronicle_issue/onlineonlyexclusives

"Two Short Tales from a History of Telecommunications."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: Eighteen Bridges
Issue: Spring 2015
Page Numbers: 53

"Yersinia Pestis."

Author(s): Christine Wiesenthal
Publication: Prairie Fire
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 51